St Annes panto is back after illness – oh yes it is!

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A pantomime which was called off at two venues just after Christmas because of non-Covid illness among the cast, is back on stage this weekend at a double dose of locations.

St Annes Parish Operatic Society’s planned stagings of Babes In The Wood at St Annes Parish Rooms on December 27 and Marton United Reformed Church Hall on January 2 as part of the company’s traditional ‘mini-tour’, were cancelled.

But the panto is due to go ahead this Saturday, January 8 at St Thomas Church Hall, St Annes, with two performances, at 3pm and 7pm, and it will also be staged at St Annes Parish Rooms, Headroomgate Road on Sunday at 3.30pm.

“I hope people can join us for some great family fun,” said Society spokesman Alison Thornton. “The company was unable to perform the panto last year because of the pandemic and has put a lot of preparation work into this production.

Geraldine Brown as Robin Hood and Clara Curtis as Maid Marion in rehearsal for the St Annes Parish Operatic Society panto Babes In The Wood

Geraldine Brown as Robin Hood and Clara Curtis as Maid Marion in rehearsal for the St Annes Parish Operatic Society panto Babes In The Wood

The show is written and directed by Paula Curtis and cast members include Geraldine Brown as Robin Hood and Clara Curtis as Maid Marion (pictured inset).

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